Packed up ate breakfast at the hotel and headed out.
So we Tried to drive by the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.. We knew that pets were not allowed on the Alamo Grounds, we just wanted a peak of the outside and maybe a picture. Big mistake they were having an Earth-day festival. The place was swamped. We could not even get close. So we counted our losses and Headed to Buda City Park.
Dad said his name, then got worried it may not have been the hotel…
They now have our names and room number. What would they use that for…..
In the morning he confirmed it was actually the hotel that went to our room last night. Ugh!!!
Headed to the
Buda Country Fair &
Here are some photos by Hays-Free-Press of us.
..... now on to racing.
So let me tell you about how Buda runs their races. They were different than the races we were use to.
They call your race and you go to a table. The Vets that are there, check you to make sure you can run.
You are given a colored collar, as you see in the picture, Ezri was green. Then you are sent into a holding area either to the left or the right. Which is right Outside the main race area. So that they have two groups of racers prepped and ready to race.
Then when it is your turn to race, you go through a gate and go to your color.
The racing boxes are large boxes with top sides and a back. On the back is a port hole, you are put in through the port hole that is then closed.
Then your mom walks around to the left and gets in front of the Box which is covered in mesh. The mesh is on PVC pipe and is lifted from the front by a large Lever, that is located in the back of the boxes, where you were put in.
The Judges walk everyone back with a flag at the same time. The judges who are the local police stand behind a fence at the finish line.
Mom is sent back another 10 yards behind another line. The stands and hill are packed with fans.
The first and Second dog across the finish line move on to the race that is on Sunday at 3.
On Sunday the wieners of the preliminary races above are again posted on paper in the race tent. The races are run in groups of 6 until you have a winner.
That meant we could enjoy the rest of the things at the Fair because we were secured a place in the 3:00 pm Races on Sunday.
Then we took photos with Oscar Myers hot dogs.
Arial View of the Race track for the final races on Sunday
Top dog takes home a trophy and $500.
Now on to The Three o'clock races ....
Ezri was in Race 1 Green & I was in Race 12 white.
Here are the trophy Winners.
They Tell me next years event will be bigger as it is the 20th Anniversary of the Event
After the races ended we headed to an outdoor dinner in Buda Texas at a place called Willie's Joint BAR and BBQ.